Neil Young and Promise of the Real Release ‘Wolf Moon’ Music Video
The video was filmed at the historic Teatro Theater in Oxnard, Calif., where the group also recorded the album earlier this year. The simple clip features Young and the band — which is fronted by Willie Nelson‘s sons Lukas and Micah — performing the track live inside the theater.
The Monsanto Years serves as a protest album against the agrochemical company Monsanto. Young has been vocal about his opposition to the company, which produces additives that are ingredients in many food products, including some sold at Starbucks. The legendary artist has been boycotting the Seattle-based coffee chain since they allegedly filed a suit against Vermont last year, after the state passed legislation to label foods that contain GMOs.
“Still no latte for me,” Young says. “No more Starbucks at all until the giant corporation stands up and comes clean.”
The album even features a song specifically questioning Starbucks’ use of Monsanto products, titled “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop.”
“I want a cup of coffee, but I don’t want a GMO,” Young sings on the track. “I love to start my day off without helping Monsanto / Monsanto, let our farmers grow what they want to grow …”
Still, while the singer is opposed to the company as a whole, he says that he’s not trying to hurt any individual.
“I don’t really have anything against the human beings working at Monsanto,” he tells Rolling Stone. “But Monsanto is the poster child for the problems we’re having with the corporate government.”
Young and Promise of the Real will be heading out to support the project on their Rebel Content Tour, which begins on July 5 at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. All of their dates are available at PromiseoftheReal.com.
The Monsanto Years is set for release on June 29. Pre-orders are currently available at NeilYoung.com, with instant downloads of “Big Box” and “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop.”